Shareese Ballard, better known as Res, is a female indie singer from Philadelphia. Her music is an alternative mixture of soul, rock and indie pop. She released her debut album, How I Do, in 2001 featuring the first single “Golden Boys.” Later the same year, the second single from the album, “Ice King,” was released. In 2002 she released her third (and first hit) single “They Say Vision,” which hit number one on the Billboard dance chart and number 37 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart. Fans and insiders are quick to tell you that How I Do is a criminally underrated album
Two years ago, Res returned to Philadelphia where she’s rebuilding her career, DIY-style. This time around, Res is working on her own terms. Without label support, Res is a one-woman business screening musicians, scheduling rehearsals, booking shows and pushing publicity to lift her brand new show, album and career up off the ground. She was featured on the cover of Philadelphia Weekly in which an article regarding her return to Philadelphia was highlighted. To announce that she’s home and ready to rock, Res was hosting a residency Sunday nights at Silk City she called Reset, also the name of the forthcoming album that will be ready for release this year.
Res recently landed an indie- deal with Javotti Media to release her next project called ReFried Mac. For this eclectic project Res chose five of her favorite Fleetwood Mac songs and along with producer Tom Spiker recreated them in her own way.
Res’ near-decade long career is filled with winding paths and memorable experiences. While she’s no stranger to the hardships of being an artist, Res is simply in love with making music. By now many would have given up, but Res was born to make music. Simply put, “You’re destined to do what you’re destined to do.”